Present Music Opens with Five Times the Ince
“So there’s this kind of contrasting between this court music and a more extroverted style influenced by the wildness of the folk music of Turkey and the Balkans,” Ince says. “The folk music is more in your face, excited and, as I like to call it sometimes, even barbaric. Turks during the history of the middle ages were known as barbaric, so I like to say, fine, we are. Let’s explore that side.”
Ince reworked many of the pieces for the program. For instance “Two-Step Passion,” which he created for the German company Spark, was originally written for a trio, but he’s expanded it into a grand dance to incorporate Present Music’s large ensemble.
“Reworking a piece for me is like having the same role in a theater played by different people,” Ince says. “A character could be played by Jack one year, but two years later the same character could be played by Mark. That’s a very exciting thing for me, because it keeps your work breathing.”
Ince by Ince program will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. It will be preceded by a free Turkish Bazaar Fundraiser at 6 p.m. For more information, visit presentmusic.org.